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How much for how long?

Postby Kruger1801 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:11 am

Hi all,

So I'm still a little green regarding whisky :mrgreen: .

I've done two stripping runs now and one proper spirit run of a 100% pale malt all grain recipe.

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Basically after cuts I'm left with about 4 Liters of spirit and about 2.5liters of feints. Firstly I would like to say that I'm sure I went into my heads and tails too much... allthough both tasted great.

I've also bought some medium toast french oak dominos/staves from a local shop.

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Question: How much do you guys add, and for how long?
I've added 15grams a liter @ 65% abv. Just curious about time aged on staves/dominoes, and what you guys found ideal?
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Re: How much for how long?

Postby bluc » Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:46 pm

15gl 6ish months 10gl 12 or more. Just rule of thumb and you may like more or less. I now have two barrels keeping them full of spirit is the hard bit..
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Re: How much for how long?

Postby Sugardaddy » Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:09 pm

bluc wrote:15gl 6ish months 10gl 12 or more. Just rule of thumb and you may like more or less. I now have two barrels keeping them full of spirit is the hard bit..


Is that per litre of spirit :think: I was under the impression it was between 10 to 13 grams per litre or roughly 1 domino....
I had sourced that information from the forum here somewhere. :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: How much for how long?

Postby bluc » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:11 pm

Yep per litre. 15g for quicker 6month ageing. 12months I prefer 10. Lot of it is rule of thumb and normally do 1 domino per litre..
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Re: How much for how long?

Postby Sugardaddy » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:29 pm

bluc wrote:Yep per litre. 15g for quicker 6month ageing. 12months I prefer 10. Lot of it is rule of thumb and normally do 1 domino per litre..


Fellow at HBS today tried selling me charred oak cubes. He reckons put whole 500gram bag with 5 litres :laughing-rolling:
Talk about hideous over oaking IMO.....
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Re: How much for how long?

Postby scythe » Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:15 am

Well thats good for him for 2 reasons.
1: You buy more oak than necessaru so he can pay his rent.
2: It might, might mask the nastiness of the turbo yeast.
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Re: How much for how long?

Postby Onlyalittlebitdodge » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:38 am

Sugardaddy wrote:
bluc wrote:Yep per litre. 15g for quicker 6month ageing. 12months I prefer 10. Lot of it is rule of thumb and normally do 1 domino per litre..


Fellow at HBS today tried selling me charred oak cubes. He reckons put whole 500gram bag with 5 litres :laughing-rolling:
Talk about hideous over oaking IMO.....


500g for 5 litres works ok if you only soak for 1-3 weeks (in my experience). I've been trilling the charred cubes for over a year (typically 2 x 2.5L batches per month)with some success. Always at 40% abv though as I'm carbon filtering before soaking. I've put a few trial variations down this week at 60% using double filtered & triple distilled TPW.
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Re: How much for how long?

Postby Kruger1801 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:22 pm

bluc wrote:Yep per litre. 15g for quicker 6month ageing. 12months I prefer 10. Lot of it is rule of thumb and normally do 1 domino per litre..


Hi Bluc,

Just to make sure, do you mean 15grams of chips per liter or 1 domino (45grams) per liter? At the moment I have one domino weighing 45 grams for 4 liters which gives me a total of 11.25grams/liter. Just want to check if I'm understanding this correctly!

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Re: How much for how long?

Postby Stonemaker1 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:05 pm

I think it comes down to what you like, try lots of experiments and find out what works for you....
I have even tried 40 grams stave chunk in 1 litre jar and at 3 months it was not over Oaked. Dominos take a lot longer to overoak something than chips do. IMO and findings. :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: How much for how long?

Postby Rush006 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:54 am

somme guys put a lot in at start for a short period and then remove most and keep 10g /l for longer storage/ ageing . it all depends on your personal taste. I stick to around 10 g/l and wait longer.
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